Fire ban lifted in parts of Prince George Fire Centre

If you’re going camping this weekend, bring your marshmallows because the campfire ban has been lifted.

But be careful where you light that fire, because the ban is still in place in some southern areas of the Prince George Fire Centre.

Effective at noon on Friday, Category one fire bans have been lifted in Fort Nelson and Peace River Forest Districts, the Robson Valley Fire Zone, the northern half of the Mackenzie Fire Zone and the northern area of the Fort St. James Fire Zone.

But the fire ban still applies to the Prince George Fire Zone, the Vanderhoof Fire Zone and the bottom half of the Fort St. John and McKenzie Fire Zone.

Fire information officer Jillian Chimko explains why.

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Chimko says campfire patrols will continue in all areas where the ban still applies. Residents are expected to know the designated areas before lighting a fire.

For a map of the complete Prince George Fire Centre, and where the ban still applies, click on the attachment below.

Category two and three bans remain in effect for the entire Prince George Fire Centre.

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